Two Hurricanes of 501 Squadron piloted by Flying Officer Stefan Witorzenc and Pilot Officer Pawel Zenker climb from Gravesend over the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames Estuary prior to intercepting the early evening raid. 501 Squadron became embroiled in a fight with the escorting Me109s of 2nd Gruppe JG51. Witorzenc and Zenker both shot down Me109s of two very experienced German pilots in the ensuing combat- Leutnant Hans Otto Lessing and German Ace Hauptmann Horst Tietzen.
Witorzenc served a distinguished flying career with the RAF and survived the war. Zenker was 'Missing' in action' over the Channel a week later on the 24th August, last seen pursuing enemy aircraft out to sea.
Oil on Canvas Board, Size c. 12"x*8". Price £217 (+p&p small)